Sticky Fingers, D.C.’s top vegan bakery, has already conquered South Korea—last year, three franchises opened in Seoul. Now, the business is setting it sights on a more formidable target: Columbia Heights.
“Thought it was a good spot for independent up-and-coming store to try to move,” says Doron Petersan, Sticky Fingers’ co-owner. Sometime this fall, the bakery will close its Adams Morgan location and bring its egg-, dairy-, and often gluten-free menu to a shop across from the new Giant on Park Road NW. “The neighborhood is diverse, and we feel like we can fit in,” she says.
Not only will Sticky Fingers’ join the burgeoning retail around Tivoli Square, but a larger, more visible location—the bakery currently languishes in a secluded basement storefront—will provide access to greater foot traffic. An expanded sandwich and salad menu and an outdoor seating area are planned.
“We want to make healthier foods available?[to] younger people running around doing their thing,” says Petersan.